JULIET MARTIN

Love Child, 28 x w 12 inches, 2017, hand-woven and machine-made fiber, embroidery, quilting, inkjet prints, fleece

Love is Blind, 28 x 10 x 10 inches, 2017, hand-woven and machine-made fiber, embroidery, quilting, inkjet prints, fleece

About the Artist

Juliet has a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University, a MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts, and is a member of the Saori Leadership Committee based in Osaka, Japan. Juliet has been a part of the fiber community for 6 years having solo shows including the Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center, NJ; Creative Arts Workshop, CT; Garrison Art Center, NY; Artworks Gallery, NJ; and Saori Kaisak Gallery, Osaka, Japan.

About the Work

Juliet Martin makes her viewers see the message beyond the joke. She illustrates personal stories with satirical forms, painful punch lines, and caustic visual one-liners. She is not always funny, but she is always sincere. She courts the viewer with humor, laughing till it hurts. By creating perilously funny images, she shows you emotive depth. She wants you to laugh at what you see and then cry a little.

Why fiber? Weaving fabric physically and mentally attaches her to her canvas. Her process is surprisingly improvised. Decisions are made as the shuttle moves across the threads. When stuck between projects -- fiber purgatory -- she weaves bolts and bolts of fabric, a form of calisthenics getting ready for the big game. Making her own materials strengthens and personalizes her relationship to her projects.

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